Y offers free diabetes program

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is currently enrolling participants for a seven-week program on diabetes education, support and self-management. Each session will concentrate on various topics to help participants establish good habits and learn how to manage their pre-diabetes or diabetes symptoms. The program is designed to bring awareness and education to the community about the risk factors related to diabetes and chronic illnesses associated with diabetes.

This program is free for those who qualify through referral. It includes seven weeks of educational seminars, free personal training and membership with the Miami County YMCA during the program and for six months after participants graduate. The class will be held on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning on July 6 at the YMCA’s Piqua branch, 223 W. High St. This program is possible through funding from the United Way.

To register for the program or for more information, contact Heather Sever at the Miami County YMCA at (937) 773-9622 or h.sever@miamicountyymca.net.